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Marriage falling in popularity among the younger generation

Young, unmarried couples who live together in the UK are continuously being urged to consider the importance of cohabitation agreements amid concerns that marriage is falling in popularity among the younger generation.

What you need to know about the Power of Attorney refund scheme

In recent weeks, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has unveiled a refund scheme affecting anyone who was overcharged for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) fees between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

Number of single Employment Tribunal claims received up by 90 per cent

New data unveiled by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in recent days has revealed that the number of single Employment Tribunal claims received shot up significantly in the final quarter (Q4) of 2017.

Oscar winning film faces copyright infringement challenge

The Shape of Water recently won best picture at the Oscars. However, behind the scenes the filmmakers have been challenged by a copyright infringement lawsuit from the family of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Landmark ruling allows grandparents to see sperm donor child

A couple have been granted legal access to spend time with their donor sperm grandchild following a landmark UK court of appeal ruling.

Landlords reap bumper gains from property sales

A new study suggests that the average UK landlord who sold off a rental property in 2017 made almost £87,000 in profit.

UK M&A activity reached £217 billion in 2017

UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity reached  £217 billion in 2017, with many deals spurred on by falls in the value of Sterling, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals.

‘Widespread confusion’ over IHT and ISAs

New research published this week has revealed that there is still ‘widespread confusion’ among UK adults regarding the rules governing Inheritance Tax (IHT) and ISAs in England and Wales.

Divorce proceedings face new challenges from cryptocurrency

Courts in England and Wales have experienced their first instances where cryptocurrency have been listed as an asset, raising fears that some partners could use the digital money in future to hide assets.

Patent fee changes are just around the corner

Changes to the fees charged for applying for or renewing a patent are to be increased from 6 April 2018, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has confirmed.